Research

Research Methods

IAMER Research Methods

In performing our research, IAMER puts a strong emphasis on two major ideas for our experimental procedures: play and creativity. We have found that these are the most effective methods for producing a positive experience for both researchers and research subjects, as well as providing the most dependable results.

Resources

Jan 16–18

No scheduled programming. IAMER will be conducting a census of the 2009 Art Shanty Project residents. We will also be gathering ongoing census data from Art Shanty visitors.

Jan 24th

A Hawk's Life

Saturday, 2:30pm

Visitors will participate in a game-based study investigating the behavior of the red-tailed hawk. Participants will compete as red-tailed hawks surviving the frigid Minnesota Winter. Interested researchers should meet at the IAMER research lab.

Jan 31st

Study in Collaborative Improvisational Music Performance

Saturday, 2:30pm

Visitors will participate in a study examining different roles involved in spontaneous collaborative creation. Participants will have the opportunity to manufacture their own instruments, and then utilize them in a structured improvisational performance on the ice. Instrument making will take place between noon and 2pm. Interested researchers should meet at the IAMER research, instrument making is optional for study participants.

Feb 6th

Bird's Eye View

Saturday, 2:30pm

Visitors will create their own subjective maps of the Art Shanty projects. Throughout the weekend IAMER staff will be collecting aerial kite-borne photographs of the Art Shanty region, visitors are invited to participate. Interested researchers should meet at the IAMER research lab.

Feb 11th

Constellations

Wednesday, 8:00pm

Participants will create star maps with constellations of their own. Interested researchers should meet at the IAMER research lab.

Feb 13–14

No scheduled programming. IAMER will be presenting its results from the previous weeks' research in the lab.